T20 consists of short activities in the 20 minutes before lunch. The aim of these sessions is to have an opportunity for students to air their opinions and to reflect on events both in and out of school. Tutors use appropriate activities in each topic area which respond to the students’ learning styles.
Overall, the emphasis is placed on group discussions and social skills. The topics include:
- Assembly Follow up - What was it about? What have we learnt? What do we need to remember? What do we need to do?
- Current Affairs - What's caught your attention? What has happened in the news either worldwide or locally?
- SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) - Explore beliefs, cultures and experiences locally and globally. Respect faiths, feelings and values. Use imagination, creativity and reflection.
- British Values - What are British public institutions and services? Respect democracy and how the law is applied. Develop tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions.
- Student Voice - What's going on in the school? What have you noticed? What's working well or not? What's coming up?
- Moral Dilemma - A new dilemma every week. Recognise the difference between right and wrong. Develop a readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives. Understand the consequences of their actions.
Tutor groups can follow the topic areas in any order and use appropriate activities for the students in the form group.